Mr. Claude Freeman was born in Shelbyville TN, to Nina Freeman, November 24th, 1927. Claude attended Bedford County Training School from 1943-1948, were he played on the infamous, 7 year running unbeaten championship football team (84 wins, 4 ties).
After Claude graduated in 1948, he was drafted into the United States Army from 1950-1952. At the end of the Korean War, the Peace Treaty was signed. Claude was posted in Indiana, Fort Jackson, Washington, and Mexico.
Claude returned home to Shelbyville where he met Ms. Mary Adams in 1954. Ms. Mary and Claude have been together for 60 years. They have two sons, Larry and Gary Adams both from Shelbyville.
After working here and there to support his family, Claude went to Marret Electric Shop, were he worked and retired after 20 years of service. After retiring and looking for something to do, Claude joined the Invades Club. The Social Club gave Claude his 2nd wind. They feed the homeless and the elderly, passed out baskets during the holidays, gave fans and air conditioners to the elderly during the summer, and paid electric and heating bills as well. And to this day Claude still helps his fellow men.